On the morning of May 9, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium visited Turnhout, which is also known as the Culture City of Flanders, to celebrate the city’s 800th anniversary.
The royal couple began their day with a visit to a “… socio-educational project that combines nature, culture and social integration…” held at the Klein Engelandhoeve.
Soon, they visited an exhibition Turnhout Terminus Turnhout Centraal held at the Taxandria Museum. Afterward, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde attended a reception held in their honor at the Turnhout City Hall where the royal couple mingled with local dignitaries and other special guests.
At the end of the day, the prince and princess met with “…with the inhabitants on the recently revamped Grote Markt, laureate of the prize ‘ Public Space ‘ 2011.”
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Sources: La Monacrhie Belge and Nieuwsblad,